River City Playgroup (Preschool) (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

River City English School website: http://www.rivercityenglishschool.com/english/preschool/index.html 
Address: CITTA Building 301 Tsukishima 1-1-8 Chuo ku, Tokyo 104-0052
Phone/Fax: 03-5547-1106 Email: 2info@rivercityenglishchool.com  

Rivercity Playgroup was opened in May 2005 as the latest addition to Rivercity English School which started 7 years ago at Rivercity in Tsukuda, Chuo Ku. Playgroup is supported by the strong connections of an American educational network which specializes in early childcare programs through Learning network in Japan. The preschool program is based on “Creative Curriculum” by Teaching Strategies which is a developmentally appropriate program adopted by a number of schools and child care centers in the USA and other western countries. Music from KIMBO Educational is used. Kimbo specializes in music with educational value. Whether it is movement, rhythm or school subjects, their music is fun for kids.

The school organizes its preschool play room into interest areas, the child’s natural desire to play and make his own decisions is respected. By exploring the different toys in different interest areas, children would try out their ideas, learn about sizes, shapes, and colors, and they notice relationships between things. In this way, they can become creative and enthusiastic learners.

The school’s philosophy behind its curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.

English preschool as well as English conversation classes are offered. Sunday preschool classes are held 3 times a month. Located in Tsukishima, Tsukuda area, or have easy access to Subway lines Yurakucho or Oedo.

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